At this point, what's a few more showers?
Two days of rainfall, heavy at times, caused minor flooding in some areas of Delaware on Wednesday, swelling streams and further saturating an already wet region.
More showers are possible today through Saturday, and a flood watch remains in effect for parts of New Castle County through 6 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.
"I don't think the flooding's going to be any worse than we've seen recently," said Kelvin Ramsey, a geologist with the Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware.
Forecasters warned of a high risk for rip currents at the Delaware beaches today and Friday, as a weakened Hurricane Katia moves off the Atlantic Coast. Surf swells could build to heights of 8 feet today or Friday, according to the weather service.
Katia, the 11th named storm of the Atlantic season, could also add to the rainfall forecast in Delaware and elsewhere, said Jim Poirier, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J.
"Even in central and southern Delaware, the grounds are pretty wet, so streams and water courses are high," Poirier said.
"If we see excessive rainfall, people need to be on watch for rapidly rising water that could occur," especially in areas with poor drainage and low-lying roadways.
A coastal flood advisory for the Delaware Bay and tidal Delaware River on Wednesday was set to expire at 1 a.m. today.
Nearly 3 inches of rain fell in parts of northern New Castle County on Tuesday and at least 1.5 inches more Wednesday, according to the Delaware Environmental Observing System. Chester County, Pa., received 5 inches on Tuesday and at least 2.5 inches more Wednesday.
Due to storm activity Wednesday afternoon, air-traffic cont